children planting treeFind useful information and advice for your tree care programs.  The regional resource created by the Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service contains sample tree ordinances, a training manual, news from around the Southeast, and other useful links.

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Tree City USA is a national recognition program that provides a basis for a good community forestry program.  Cities must meet four program criteria as follows:

  • A tree ordinance
  • A tree advisory board
  • Spend $2 per capita on their community tree care program
  • Hold an Arbor Day celebration and proclamation

Applications must be submitted annually to maintain Tree City USA status.  Some of Mississippi’s most successful municipal programs used Tree City USA as a basis to start their program and continue to maintain their status.  Fore more information on this program visit the Tree City USA website.

Tree Selection

Looking for trees to plant in Mississippi, view Trees for Mississippi Homes.  This is a tree selection guide specifically developed for Mississippi.

For more information on the Urban and Community Forestry program, please contact:

Todd Matthews
Urban Forestry & Forest Health Coordinator
Cell: (662) 361-4272
Email: tmatthews@mfc.state.ms.us